25 May, 2010

The Crisis behind the crisis

If I was President of the United States I would raise holy, ne'er before seen, of epic proportion HELL until the debacle caused by the explosion of the oil rig near Louisiana was under control and not allowed to go on and on with no end or solution in sight. Of course the consequences would remain grave, if the oil flow was plugged this second, but that is not an excuse to waste more time. When are we going to put the lives of our own people first?

For the time being, forget all the other crap that is going on in the world. Fix this! BP is a British Corporation—duh, here comes a no brainer...rattle Britain's cage until they take some definitive action. Become the worst nightmare of anybody and everybody who can possibly find a solution...and do what needs to be done quickly.

The interviews are heartbreaking. People who have worked decades in industries dependent on a healthy and safe Gulf coast environment suddenly find their livelihoods gone. Possibly forever.

I hope we don't have to wait for a new administration to see some true leadership. It seems that modern day politicians are only concerned with their image and how their actions may impact their political future. More reason, as intended by our founding fathers, NOT to have career politicians.
Serve your term in Washington, make the best possible decisions you can make, acting FOR the people, and shuttle your butt back home, allowing someone new to serve.

I don't think our system of government is necessarily broken, but the way it is put into practice certainly needs an overhaul. Am I the only one who is sick and tired of campaign ads? Especially annoying are the ones whose main focus is trashing opponents. Live debates are fine, as long as all viable candidates have a chance to speak, but put a limit on how much time each candidate has for TV ads, and make them be about a candidate's own qualifications, their plans for the future, and not become a verbal assassination of one's opponents.

And above all, we should remember that American government should be about putting our people's lives FIRST, not people halfway around the world, regardless of their plight. Put some clout into OF, BY, and FOR the people.


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